Although nobody wants to admit it, media day is kind of irritating for all involved. It’s a requirement, but one that nobody really wants to take part in, especially if you’re the general manager of a team in which your best player has been consistently involved in trade rumors for months.
That’s exactly what Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey has been dealing with and frankly, he sounds like he’s pretty tired of it.
When pressed by reporters in regards to Aldridge’s status with the team, Olshey let his true feelings be known:
“Oh dear God, would you guys get over it? How many — asked and answered. Thank you [to Chris Haynes], by the way. What else, guys? Show me a media report where LaMarcus Aldridge has said anything other than, ‘I hope the team improves, I’m excited about what we did, I want to get better and I want to win.’ Then we can have a conversation. Until then, let’s move on. OK? Is that possible.
“It’s not breaking news, dude. We covered it in July. Guys, let’s talk about something, someone has got to have a better question than that.”
I think he wants to move on. Just a vibe I picked up.